Last Minute Diva – Amsterdam Auction at de Zwaan Veilinggebouw

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top:2px;padding-right:5px;font-family:times;”>Dutch-based Diva Readers will be delighted to know that de Zwaan, a canal-side Amsterdam auction house, is hosting a killer sale “Algemene Kunst-en-Antiekveiling” 10 – 25 March, 2009.

While the sale is next week, the viewing days are going on right now and rumor has it there are some great items up for grabs!

Viewing Days!!

Thursday 5 March until Sunday 8 March from 10am – 5pm daily

Late viewing on Thursday evening from 7pm – 9pm

For the sale dates, visit de Zwaan’s website and while you’re there take a browse through their online catalog.

As always, should you be interested in attending the auction with a helping hand, email The Antiques Diva at to schedule individual auction shopping services.

Veilinggebouw De Zwaan B.V.
Keizersgracht 474 – 1017 EG Amsterdam
Telefoon 020 622 0447 – Fax 020 638 45 76

One Minute Diva – Spiegelkwartier Open House

top:2px;padding-right:5px;font-family:times;”>Antiquing Diva’s with time on their hands this weekend, September 13 & 14, 2008, should head to Amsterdam for the Spiegelkwartier Open House for a fun weekend full of antiques, free drinks and fun, plus opportunities to chat candidly with the dealers.

The antiquairs and galleries show their latest acquisitions and have special exhibitions Saturday and Sunday from 12 noon – 5pm. Jaski Art Gallery at Nieuwe Spiegelstraat 29 will be doing a special exhibition with work of Cole Morgan while the Galerie Lieve Hemel at # 3 is bringing in Paul Pallandt to hammer silver bowls, etc and make excellent decorative creations before your very eyes! Meanwhile, Sculptor Angelo Moyano will be hard at work at” target=”_blank”>Kunstzalen A. Vecht Nieuwe Spiegelstraat 40. Perhaps one of the more unusal exhibits will be at Thom & Lenny Nelis, Keizersgracht 541, where they are presenting a special exhibit of antique veterinarian objects.


The Antiques Diva™

One Minute Diva – True Love Amsterdam

Dear Antiques Diva,

to of this antiques shop was that the store name – “True Love” – is written on the inside of my wedding band and it was odd to see a shop in Amsterdam with such a name as this. During my courtship with my wife, it became an alternate phrase for “I love you”. We used it so much and even today we often say “True Love” as we say goodbye on the phone or spend time away.

I hope your readers enjoy the photo.

Matt from Texas


Dear Antiques Diva Readers,

Matt from Texas and his bride Karla have to be one of the most “in love” couples I’ve ever had the pleasure of spending time with and when you’re with them it is clear that theirs is “True Love”.

By the way, should you want to check out this fabulous little shop in Amsterdam, it’s located near the Noodermarkt between the Keizersgracht and the Prinsengracht at # 4 Prinsenstraat – which along with the adjoining Herenstraat happens to be one of my favorite small shopping areas in Amsterdam. My husband, The Wine Guy, has purchased countless vintage and antique cuff links at True Love and they’ve an assortment of treasures that are “perfectly packable” for the world traveler. I’ve fallen in love with clocks, vases, crystal glasses, and rugs as well as larger less packable statues, Victorian sewing stands, pedestal tables and more. Though a tiny shop, it’s packed with so many treasures you are certain to find something you want, need or better yet, both! The shop owner also runs a simple guesthouse nearby with rates hovering just above the 100E point.

And speaking of “True Love” I couldn’t help signing off with this photo of WG and I taken almost 2 years ago on our 10 year wedding anniversary in Santorini, Greece… there is nothing better in life than TRUE LOVE.

The Antiques Diva ™